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Ebola And Economic Challenges Set To Dominate EU Summit

Jean-Claude Juncker: discussion of his much-feted €300bn investment plan likely to be deferred until December summit. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPAEU leaders, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, gather in Brussels today for a two-day summit.

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WWI Casualties Reburied After DNA Identification

A worker from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cleans leaves off of the caskets of World War I soldiers prior to a re-burial ceremony in Bois-Grenier, France, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Fifteen British WWI soldiers were re-buried at Y Farm Commonwealth cemetery on Wednesday, nearly a century after they died in battle. The soldiers, who served with the 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, were discovered in a field nearby in Beaucamps-Ligny in 2009 and identified through a variety of means, including DNA. Pic: APBOIS-GRENIER:  Eleven British casualties of World War I who got a name and family history through cutting-edge DNA research have been officially reburied with some of their descendants in attendance.

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Iraq Blackwater: US Jury Convicts Four Of 2007 Killings

Photo: BBCA US federal jury has found four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.

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Call Me Jokowi, Says Indonesia's President

File pic: ReutersJAKARTA: Indonesia's new president says he wants to be called by his nickname, and has revealed who first gave it to him: a French furniture buyer.

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Amid Clamor Over Democracy, Hong Kong’s Tycoons Keep Silent

 A pro-democracy protester lay on the ground after being injured in a clash with police on Wednesday in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong. Credit Nicolas Asfouri/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images HONG KONG — The two events a month ago could scarcely have been more different: As this city’s wealthiest tycoons, impeccably tailored, gathered in an opulent hall in Beijing to meet with President Xi Jinping of China, thousands of scruffy university and high school students hit the streets of Hong Kong, boycotting classes to protest Chinese-imposed limits on voting rights here.

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Mexico Says Mayor, Wife Were Behind Student-Teacher Disappearances

 People hold a Mexican flag during a demonstration to demand information for the 43 missing students of the Ayotzinapa teachers' training college, in Iguala, the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, October 22, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Jorge Dan LopezMEXICO- A Mexican mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers last month in the restive southwest, the country's attorney general said on Wednesday.

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Kerry Welcomes North Korea's Release Of American, Restates Terms For Resuming Talks

John KerryBERLIN - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the release of one of three Americans held in North Korea and said Washington is willing to resume talks with Pyongyang if it takes steps towards de-nuclearisation.

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EU Okays New Executive As Juncker Vows To Seize 'Europe's Last Chance'

Pic: ReutersSTRASBOURG - The European Union will have a new executive in place next month led by Jean-Claude Juncker following its approval in a vote by the European Parliament on Wednesday.

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Two Israeli Soldiers Wounded In Attack Along Egypt Border - Military

File picJERUSALEM- Attackers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula opened fire on Israeli troops across the border on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers, the Israeli military said.

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Liberian Air Passenger Checked For Ebola In New Jersey - Media

Arik AirA Liberian passenger who flew into New Jersey on Tuesday was taken to hospital over fears he had been exposed to Ebola, media reported.

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